According to a study of Zhejiang University School of Public Health, a survey on 12,000 college students in 6 provinces turned out that over 90 % of them bought antibiotics when having a cold even without diagnostic scrutiny. Many antibiotics are on sale in China over the counter and per capita consumption is 138 g, 10fold the USA. China is global leader of antibiotic production with 210,000 t, of which 30,000 t are exported.

China bio news release, October 31, 2016